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ISO 14001: Update Your Existing EMS System to Drive Down Costs and Meet Legal Obligations

ISO 14001: Update Your Existing EMS System to Drive Down Costs and Meet Legal Obligations

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ISO 14001: Update Your Existing EMS System to Drive Down Costs and Meet Legal Obligations

Live Webinar: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to develop a systematic and cost-effective process to ensure compliance and sound environmental performance under ISO 14001.


 

It’s estimated that ISO 14001 has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide. Thus, it’s clear that ISO 14001 has become an important process and approach to address an organization’s environmental issues and challenges.

Organizations adopt ISO 14001 for a number of reasons, including to:

  • improve resource efficiency and reduce waste; 
  • drive down costs; 
  • provide assurance that environmental impact is being measured; 
  • gain competitive advantage in supply chain design; 
  • increase new business opportunities; 
  • meet legal obligations; 
  • boost stakeholder and customer trust;
  • improve overall environmental impact; and 
  • manage environmental obligations with consistency.


The 2015 revisions to ISO 14011 affected both the overall structure and content of the existing standard. For instance, they elevated the role of the EMS, facilitated the linkage to sustainability, and reflected the changing role of the EHS professional. Today there is a stronger emphasis on organizational context, leadership commitment, protecting the environment, environmental risk-management, and performance improvements.

Before you make any major changes to your EMS, it’s important to learn the pros and cons of adoption ISO 14001 and updating existing programs to ensure you’re properly addressing today’s environmental hurdles.

Join us on August 1 to learn cost-effective strategies for updating your existing EMS or preparing an EMS that is certifiable to ISO 14001:2015. Our presenter will share best practices for updating and transitioning an existing EMS system, how to integrate sustainability objectives, and support core business activities.

Plus, you’ll learn:

  • How the “big picture” of the ISO 14001 process works
  • How the ISO 14001 standard revisions impact existing and future ISO 14001 EMS 
  • The benefits of system integration and key takeaways about “structure” and “content” 
  • Other evolving management system standards and the links to sustainability 
  • Recommended approaches for transitioning an EMS system to ISO 14001:2015 
  • How to leverage business value from the 14001:2015 EMS 
  • How other companies have successfully implemented the ISO 14001 process 
  • Pros and cons of implementing a system conforming to ISO 14001 without third party certification
  • How to get the most out of working with certifying organizations

About Your Presenter:

Karen LutzKaren Lutz 
Environmental and Sustainability Consultant 
TRC Solutions

Karen Lutz is an environmental and sustainability consultant with TRC Solutions, with over 25 years’ experience. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Karen’s areas of expertise include sustainability advising, EHS management systems, compliance assurance services, and merger and acquisition support. She leads TRC’s Sustainability and Strategic EHS services, where she engages with clients in the manufacturing and industrial sector and advises on strategy, systems and structures for their EHS and sustainability initiatives. Karen has developed EHS risk management programs for clients and leads management system and sustainability strategy facilitation efforts with a focus on linking EHS management to overall business objectives. She has also assisted clients with external sustainability reporting through the Global Reporting Initiative and Carbon Disclosure Project disclosure frameworks. 

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